Author: Erik Risser and David Saunders

Erik Risser I’m assistant conservator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, conservator of the bronze statue of Apollo from Pompeii, and co-curator of the exhibition Apollo from Pompeii: Investigating an Ancient Bronze. Past shows I’ve been involved with include Reconstructing Identity: A Statue of a God from Dresden and The Hope Hygieia: Restoring a Statue's History, which reflect my ongoing interest in the restoration history of large-scale marble stone sculptures and its impact on their conservation. Aside from museum-related activities, one of my pursuits is in further developing conservation practices in the field for both architectural remains and excavated materials. David Saunders I’m assistant curator in the Department of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum and co-curator of Apollo from Pompeii: Investigating an Ancient Bronze. In 2009 I curated The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani at the Getty Villa. I'm currently developing exhibitions on Aphrodite and on a group of large South Italian vases that were restored in the 19th century. Exhibitions aside, my main research interests lie with ancient Greek vase-painting and iconography.